Monday, 19 March 2018
This is the Pandora Rose Dazzling Daisy Chain Ring. It all started with my search for more rose gold jewellery. I seem to be addicted now, wanting to stack more rings on my fingers. Pandora Rose are rose gold plated and this one is set with cubic zirconia.
Friday, 16 March 2018
This lunar new year, I made these shells in two sessions, a week apart. Last year I did not make any. I may need to get new moulds as the handle of my current one broke. I guess it could be fixed but if I can find a new one, I should get one or two. It might become obsolete one day or very difficult to find like postcards.
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Yes, it is done. This pattern is found in Lovely Tatting: Doilies for Fall and Winter by Lee Hye-oon on page 69. I used Daruma Lace Cotton threads in Size 30 Col. #3 (cream) and #10 (brown). In the book, this doily was tatted in baby pink and baby blue.
I am tempted to try another bicolour pattern from the same book but perhaps before that I should try an easy pattern first.
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
All ready for the last round. This is an interesting pattern and is not as difficult as it seems. Quite the contrary. Just need to pay attention to the instructions given in the pattern. After the first repeat, it was a breeze. Do try it, if you have the book.
It is reminding me of a dream catcher. On the blocking board, it looks quite pretty but I still think it would have looked much prettier in Size 40 Lizbeth. This Daruma Lace Size 30 is like a Perle thread, a little fuzzy.
Monday, 12 March 2018
These light fixtures of lotus flowers were found in a Teochew restaurant where we had family lunch in Petaling Jaya. I think they are pretty.
You need a high ceiling for these. Unfortunately, most apartments in Singapore have a ceiling height of 2.5m or 8.2 ft. That will not work.
Friday, 9 March 2018
Last year there were peacocks at this very same spot. This year elephants. These are decorations specially put up for Deepavalli last November, but I think they will leave them there till next Deepavalli. The peacocks were taken down just before these were put up.
I have not gone to Chinatown to see the lunar new year decorations. If I do, I will take a photo and post it. Try to imagine dog lanterns.
Thursday, 8 March 2018
This is how much has been tatted since the last post which was exactly a month ago. Yes, it has been a busy time and I was trying to finish the other doily quickly.
Looking at this now, I wish I had chosen a size 40 thread instead.
Maybe it will be completed by the next tatting post, maybe not.
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
From this view, the cuts and knots where I corrected the mistake are not so obvious. I am glad to finish it. Thanks to all your comments, cheering me on. Otherwise, I might have given up on this.
The pattern is from Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer by Lee Hye-Oon on page 61. I used Lizbeth Size 40 threads in Lime Green Medium #677, Sea Island Citrus #161 and Honey Drizzle #180.
Shall we start another? Maybe after I complete the other Lee Hye-Oon pattern Serafina doily I started earlier.